anstei (2510) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2017 ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Bottle from a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Poured a light orangey color with a medium bubbly head. Fantastic aroma with a funky barnyard musty note. Taste was a mixed well balanced lemony, tart, and light sour note along with some medium light oak. Without doubt drinkable with almost no acidity and some great carbonation! Mellow, soft, and a well balanced, quite refined Gueuze. Without question an outstanding Gueuze for the ages even after ten years.
Bottle at SinH4-5K-MoritzF-10k tasting. Pours cloudy amber with a decent head.
Aroma is horse blanket, cherry pip, champagne, some citrus.
Body is medium but quite intense in taste, almost a bit boozy. Quite sweet to balance the healthy acidity, fruity too.
Palate is slightly metallic, but otherwise rather dry and bitter.
MoritzF (10068) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
(bottle, 75cl, provided by Jonas - thanks! ) Hazy, light-amber to copper colour with a short off-white foamy layer. Surprisingly fresh and funky Lambic aroma with notes of cobwebs and cellar, hints of bread, butter, mildly notes of apples and vinegar. Moderately sour and slightly bittertart flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry, delicately acidic bready Lambic character with notes of apples, funk, lingering and mildly acidic finish with mouldy notes in the most positive sense. Still great! 31.VIII.17 FinnIckler (784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle. Nose is horse blanket, citrus, burnt toast, burnt citrus, orange. Palate is citrus, white grapes, white wine. Didn't think a beer from 1998 would still be this good. wow. Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Amber with little white head. Aroma is cherry pips, champagne, roasted citrus. Taste is balanced harsh bitterness and fruity sourness. Very drinkable and incredibly complex. Cool stuff. jfb (6569) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
(bottle) very hazy bright amber colour with a bubbly light-beige head. aroma of bretty funk and vanilla, with a light touch of caramelized wheat, some yeast, acetone, dill and apple vinegar. flavour is more mellow, with lots of caramel and vanilla, a hint of lemon juice, walnuts, black bread crusts and pears in the rather bitter earthy finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation. a bit past its prime.
jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Bottle from the cellar, good condition. Deep dark golden, golden foam. Light spongy, fennel, wet leather, a hint tar. Dry, mellow, sparkly. Fermented grilled lemons, raspberries, a bit sponge, rubber, rural notes, rubber seal and iodine retronasal. Given the age quite wonderful.
Old rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: 9 3 9 4 18 Cloudy yellow, creamyb head. Sour/citric.Citrus, milk acid wood. Beautiful balance. Mellow bubbly. Mildew retronasal. Beautiful. SinH4 (6113) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Bottle, rating #5000, many thanks jonas! Hazy orange color with super fluffy white head. Aroma is funky lemon, earthy, just a touch of burnt bread. Taste is earthy, lemony, with again only a touch of the 3 Fonteinen-typical burnt bread, apple funk, a tiny note of vinegar and leather. Lively carbonation, silky mouthfeel. Amazing stuff, still after all these years, although I'm pretty sure it would have been better 2-3 years ago. Dzagoda (36) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Znakomite, pełne piwo w którym odnajdziemy mnóstwo kwaśno-słodkich smaków z długim finiszem w oprawie stajenno/ziołowej. Świetne. masilva48 (11) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Had a bottle at Akkurat -- what an amazing beer! Really hope I get to tick this one again. Very well balanced, just a delightful experience. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Basement funk awesome. Aroma is unique and amazing. So much musty basement. Bottle is even musty looking. Hazy Orange still looking. Hella basement flavors tangy bone dry lingering funky basement. Carb is there and AIDS in the drying aspect. Tastes rare and old. Thanks bvc.